Lay it on me.

I think sometimes people who know of my losses feel like they have to tiptoe around me. I guess I understand why; maybe they feel that I am more fragile now because of what I’ve been through, and they don’t want to say anything to upset me or make things worse. But the reality isContinue reading “Lay it on me.”

My Side of the Bed

I still sleep on my side of the bed, even though this whole bed, purchased from Amazon and skillfully put together step-by-step by me, was mine before you and became mine again after you died.  I still strictly keep to my side.  Sometimes I even pretend that you’re asleep on the couch, and that you’llContinue reading “My Side of the Bed”

At the top of a mountain

There’s something powerfully metaphorical about standing at the highest peak of a mountain after hiking all day and looking out at the view. The climb took time and effort. You might have had to stop and rest. You may have thought your way past some obstacles to find the best way. You probably had toContinue reading “At the top of a mountain”

White Sand

A bucket list is worth nothing if you don’t check items off of it. Mine is a mile long and ever changing. A fluid list of things I want to experience, try, and challenge myself with. Visiting the White Sands National Monument was at the top of my bucket list, for no reason other thanContinue reading “White Sand”

I used to really love life.

I used to REALLY love life.I’ve been knocked down, worn out, and sometimes it feels like there’s someone trying to prove that I should just give up on the positivity. I’ve been told many times that I’m the most positive person people know… but I’ve also been repeatedly told that this makes me naive andContinue reading “I used to really love life.”